Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Nixon with Messiaen?

Having become a fan of Messiaen in recent years, I was very shocked to think that he was involved with President Nixon, as this post says.

Apparently the two had little liking for each other because Nixon did not like Messaien's traditional Catholic outlook, but Nixon was nonetheless obsessed because he thought that engaging in public with Messaien could serve to confuse his enemies on the international stage.

The linked text is shockingly rude and I would not recommend it to young kids! For those who will not be influenced by its language it is a fascinating look at early 1970s politics.